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Here are your post-Memorial Day lunch links.  State budget writers aren’t sure if they are getting $500 million from the federal government for  Medicaid or not, and that’s a big hole in the state budget if it doesn’t come through.  

The House budget is online, complete with the money report and legislation itself.

Watauga Watch is understandably worried about  corporate power crushing dissent, and uses the defamation suit filed against citizens in Weaverville protesting a cement plant.

Talking Points Memo has put together a fascinating, but depressing interactive graphic showing the 171 former members of Congress now patrolling the halls for special interests. It lists three from North Carolina, former House members Bill Cobey and Charlie Rose, and former Senator Lauch Faircloth. They couldn’t do a graphic showing former staff members who have become lobbyists, it would take too long and the map would be too densely populated to read. 

The Political Animal cites evidence that the public is not beating anybody’s doors down demanding repeal of the health care reform legislation. 

And the next round of the Tom Fezter-Tim D’Annunzio feud is set for Thursday, when members of NC Freedom plan to protest in front the of N.C. Republican Party headquarters.  It will be interesting to see if Fetzer comes out and sticks with his line that it’s not  D’Annunzio’s extreme right-wing ideology that bothers him,  it’s D’Annunzio’s background that makes him unfit to be in Congress.  The ideology is apparently ok with Fezter.

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